General News of Thursday, 8 November 2012
Communications Director at the Office of the President, Koku Anyidoho has described the swift manner in which President Mahama responded to the collapse of the multi-storey building Melcom shopping centre, as a demonstration of strong leadership.
At least nine casualties have been confirmed when the ultra modern facility caved in Wednesday morning with 69 pulled out alive by rescue officers while there are fears that scores of people may have still been trapped in the rubble as at Thursday afternoon.
President Mahama who had then arrived in Bawku in the Upper East Region, immediately suspended his campaign tour and returned to Accra to have a firsthand assessment of the disaster.
Speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem on Thursday, Mr. Anyidoho said the President demonstrated to Ghanaians that he was in charge and did what had to be done in times like this.
Assessing the recent US election and the likely impact on Ghana as the nation heads to the polls on December 7th this year, Mr. Anyidoho was hopeful, just as the Americans gave President Obama a second four year term, Ghanaians will do likewise for President Mahama for him to continue upon the good foundations laid by late President Mills.
He said the late president laid a strong foundation therefore, another four years for the NDC administration under John Mahama will ensure the advancement of the Better Ghana Agenda.
He advised the NPP flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo to rather emulate his Republican counterpart Mit Romney, whom, he (Koku) said conceded defeat when he realized he had lost the polls after majority of the results was declared.
“Akufo-Addo shouldn't let anybody die, there should not be any conflicts when he loses the December elections,” he said.